Wednesday, March 03, 1999
Martin, Logan get C-USA honors
BY MIKE DeCOURCY
The Cincinnati Enquirer
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Kenyon Martin defended his title as well as he defended the goal for the Cincinnati Bearcats. Steve Logan is officially UC's freshest freshman in years.
The Conference USA honors continued Tuesday for the Bearcats, with Martin chosen as the league's defensive player of the year for the second consecutive season and Logan named to the five-man all-freshman team.
Although he led the league in blocks at 2.48 per game, averaged more than one steal per game and keyed the only C-USA defense that held opponents under .400 shooting, Martin was not a unanimous choice.
Logan is the first UC player honored as a freshman since Danny Fortson made the Great Midwest all-newcomer team in 1995.
Logan averages 9.1 points and .345 three-point shooting, including .383 in league play. He was UC's third-leading scorer in conference games.
Logan was chosen along with forward B.B Waldon of South Florida and DePaul's trio of talented rookies: center Lance Williams, forward Bobby Simmons and forward Quentin Richardson, who also was newcomer of the year and is the favorite to win player of the year awarded today.
Logan was UC's nominee for the sixth-man player of the year, but that honor went to UAB senior Willie Mitchell.
ON THE MEND: UC junior guard Alvin Mitchell said he will be able to play for the Bearcats in their C-USA tournament opener against the winner of Memphis and South Florida.
Mitchell missed the Bearcats' past two games after injuring his hip and wrist in a fall during practice last Wednesday.
It was good that I sat out those last two games, Mitchell said. I feel pretty rested.
Mitchell made 2-of-4 from three-point range in his three most recent games.
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